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Blog Chalk Art

Medicine Hat Chalk Art 2017

Medicine Hat Sunshine Chalk Art Festival. image captured by Beveridge Landmark Events

Eric Dyck and I made the trip out to Medicine Hat again this year for the Sunshine Chalk Art Festival. There were a lot of great artists there; not just the featured artists, but the participating public too! I couldn’t resist doing a cute dinosaur theme again. Last year I did a 4×6 ft square, this year I took a full 10×10 ft square. The base colour is a washable paint (tempra I believe) and we started painting Saturday morning around 9:30 when it was dry. I finished the orange and green dinos by noon, but the pink one took me all afternoon because of the heat. I had to keep taking breaks in the shade. Eric and I decided to get started nice and early the next morning so we could get at much done as possible before the sun became too unbearable. I think it was 11:00 when I finished it off the yellow dino. After that I chatted with the people that came by, and I took requests from kids. All-in-all I think everyone had a lot of fun. I know I did!

Beveridge Landmark Events captured this image from the 3rd floor of the building I was working in front of. (IG/Twitter: @thebeveridgemh FB: /beveridgelandmarkevents)

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Blog Figurine

Painted Mini

Goob frontGoob Back

Recently painted a DnD mini figurine. Really happy with how it turned out. Kinda want to do more of them.

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Blog Experiment

Affinity Test 01

affinitytest-01

I am starting to test out Affinity Designer. It sure looks like it will do what I want when it comes to creating logos and other graphic design stuff. I am not sold yet on a few other things. It is a 10 day trial, so I ‘should’ try to draw something every day until it runs out.

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Blog Monthly Challenge

Dinovember 30 2016

corythosaurus

Corythosaurus: a genus of hadrosaur. Generally you have to deduce what an extinct animal ate by it’s anatomy… However we have a specimen that was preserved with it’s last meal still in it’s belly: pine needles, seeds, twigs and fruit. Thinking of how tough pine needles and twigs would be to digest I bet these dinosaurs had quite the digestion tract.

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Blog Monthly Challenge

Dinovember 29 2016

guanlong

Guanlong: a diminutive relative of the T-rex. It had 3 long fingers on each hand instead of two. As it grew the crest on its snout grew larger. The name means “five coloured crowned dragon”. I do not know how the five colours were determined…

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Blog Monthly Challenge

Dinovember 28 2016

psittacosaurus

Psittacosaurus: a very early ceratopsian dinosaur. This genus is among the most documented of dinosaurs. This is because there are so many fossils of it that have been found. Some fossils have even given us many details about its skin and flesh. It has randomly scattered large scales, with smaller scales filling in the spaces. It also had a patch of tubular structures (maybe feathers?) on the upper tail.

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Blog Monthly Challenge

Dinovember 27 2016

maotherium

Maotherium: many of the creatures I have done so far were not not dinosaurs, but at least they were reptiles. This one is not even that, but it is on the list anyway. If my (limited and un-thorough) googling is to be believed, this mammal was very small, smaller than mice small. However, Don’t quote me on that fact because I am basing it of a picture of a skeleton compared to a human finger. It’s late and I left drawing until late. This sort of situation is why I use the following quote from Abraham Lincoln: “Don’t believe everything you see on the internet”

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Blog Monthly Challenge

Dinovember 26 2016

kaprosuchus

Kaprosuchus: ok, ok. I know I have described some of the other reptiles as terrifying, but I think this one is especially insane. Take a crocodile. Turn 3 pairs of its teeth into long fang/tusks. Give it some horns on the back of the head. Move the eyes forward a bit so that it can better focus on its prey and have depth perception. Finally, take it out of the water and straighten its legs so that it can run properly. Honestly all you would need to do is give it fire breath and some wings and it would be a dragon.

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Blog Monthly Challenge

Dinovember 25 2016

attenborosaurus

Attenborosaurus: a species of pliosaurid. This species is represented by a single fossil specimin. The remails were destroyed in by a bombing raid in World War II. Luckily there had been a plaster cast made, so we still have something to show that it once existed.